October 05, 2012

Jeanette Grider

'How to Be a Smart Voter'

Event Details: 5:30 p.m., October 16, John and Lucy Cook Hall, 3674 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63108

The Gruenberg Society at Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business will host "How to Be a Smart Voter: Educate Yourself on Issues Affecting Women and Families in 2012," Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the John Cook School of Business, 3674 Lindell Blvd.

The panel discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium. Panelists will include Linda McDaniel, co-president of the League of Women Voters of St. Louis; Nadia Brown, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science and African American studies at Saint Louis University; and Heather Bednarek, Ph.D., chair of SLU's department of economics. Cocktails and networking will follow at 6:30 p.m.

The program is free and open to the public, however reservations are required. Click here to register or call (314) 977-4103.

The event is co-sponsored by the Gruenberg Society, the YWCA and Fifth Third Bank.

More about the Panelists:

Linda Claire McDaniel is retired from demographic research working at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the United Way of Greater St. Louis. She has volunteered with the League for more than 40 years. In addition to serving at the national level, McDaniel served in leadership positions on a variety of efforts and organizations in Missouri. She was appointed to the Fair Elections Commission to conduct hearings across the state on campaign finance reform and served as chair. She also was appointed to the Missouri Automated Voting Equipment Qualification Committee by the Secretary of State.

Nadia Brown teaches and conducts research in the areas of American politics, race and ethnicity, and women and politics at Saint Louis University.In addition, she also is exploring intra-group differences among black women state legislators to explore the complexity within groups and, more specifically, generational differences among black women state legislators as it relates to legislators' policy preferences and the legislative decision-making process.

Prior to joining SLU's department of economis, Heather Bednarek served as a researcher at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Washington DC. Her primary research interests are health economics and health policy. Within that field, she has studied the economics of publicly funded healthcare such as Medicaid and Medicare, obesity and the economics of cancer and its impact on employment.

More About the Gruenberg Society

The Gruenberg Society aims to reconnect alumnae with the John Cook School of Business and other local businesswomen. It is also open to non-alumnae through sponsorship by a current Gruenberg member. In addition to providing networking, professional development and social event opportunities to members, another goal of the Gruenberg Society is to establish a future endowed professorship in the name of Gladys Gruenberg, Ph.D., professor emeritus in economics and the first tenured female faculty member in the Business School.

Learn more about the Gruenberg Society

For additional information about the Gruenberg Society, contact Caroline Kaikati at (314) 977-4103 or ckaikati@slu.edu.



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